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Making Sure You Have A Good Essay Plan

The three things that count:

  1. Structure
  2. Actually answering the question
  3. Adding your personal touch, the elements that spice up the whole thing.

The introduction is the essential part because you are signaling to the examiner that you are doing all these things.

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  • Explore the subject and find essay titles that cover the entire breadth of the syllabus.
  • Keep in mind past essay titles.
  • After you've covered those up (and gained a deeper understanding of the subject), put yourself in the shoes o...

There are two stages to this method:

  • The creation stage: the objective is to generate high quality essay plans for every possible title that you could receive in an exam.
  • The memorization stage: transfer all of these essay p...

  • Start with a question.
  • Use Google to get as much information as you can about that particular question (articles, review papers, everything that could answer your question). Keep all the information in a research document.

  • Using the memorized content blocks of the ANKI flashcards, you can build spider diagrams.
  • You have the whole structure of the essay and the keyword in your diagram.
  • Follow the same process for all your essay title. Put a date on ...

There are aspects questions to keep in mind at this stage:

  1. How you decide what essay titles to choose and prepare.
  2. How you plan the essays.
  3. How you make sure your essay plans are high quality.

The objective of this stage is to transfer all your essay plans into your brain so that you can use them later during the exam.

Useful techniques:

  • ANKI flashcards
  • Spider diagrams
  • A retrospective revision timetable.

This is the last step towards effective memorization and it involves systematic spaced repetition. You can do it by using a retrospective timetable.

This technique involves creating a spreadsheet that starts with a list of subjects, topics or essays that you have put toget...

  • These flashcards are blocks of content that can insert into the essays you have planned. They also work for essays you have not prepared in advance: you have blocks of knowledge in your head that you can put into your new essay.
  • Everything that is in your ANKI is ...

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